SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Heavy thunderstorms moving across South Mississippi Wednesday night covered many roads with water, and made for dangerous driving conditions.
At 10pm, officials said State Line Road in Hurley was flooded. And because there's no lighting on the road, drivers don't know its flooded until they are stuck. The Fort Lakes area in Jackson County also had pretty bad flooding late Wednesday night.
WLOX Facebook fans reported flooding in the Lake O Pines area of Vancleave, Gulf Park Estates in Ocean Springs, Escatawpa, Rose Drive in Moss Point, Hwy 90 and Market Street in Pascagoula, as well as numerous other areas that typically see flooding during heavy rain events.
At 7:25pm, five roads in Lucedale were not passable because of water: Grain Elevator Road, Mount Pleasant Road at the Bridge, Hwy 198 West at the railroad tracks, Hwy 26 at Fig Farm Road and Ellis Hodge Road at River Road.
Authorities in D'Iberville were asking drivers to avoid the intersection of Boney Street and D'Iberville Blvd Wednesday night because water was being pushed into the area stores.
Around 6:30pm, the Biloxi Fire Department had blocked off flooded lanes of Hwy 90 at Miramar, forcing drivers to use an alternate route. An hour later, the road was reopened.
A WLOX viewer in Vancleave sent us a photo showing water streaming across the roadway. And another viewer reported knee-deep water at 14th Street and Convent Avenue in Pascagoula late Wednesday night.
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Remember, never drive through standing water, and take your time getting to your destination tonight. Officials say if you can stay inside, tonight is the night to do it.
The typical low lying areas are flooding, and sand bags are being made available in Harrison County at the following locations:
- D'Iberville under the I-10 Bridge by the D'Iberville Boat Launch
- Gulfport at the Harrison County Work Center on Lorraine Road
- Harrison County EMA office
Meteorologists Mike Reader and Carrie Duncan will be in the WLOX 24/7 Weather Center Wednesday night until Meteorologist Tommy Richards comes in for the morning shift. Our team will keep you updated on air and online on the rising rivers and what sort of weather we can expect to see Thursday, as so many South Mississippi try to clean up the mess Mother Nature left behind.